Moving from one CD to another

Last week’s post on What Makes A Good Blog Topic originally included THREE possibilities. At the last minute (well, I still had 23 minutes to go before it launched at midnight) I pulled this third one, wanting to see if … Read More

LEAPFROG Outtakes

  One of the benefits of self-publishing is that I can go back into my published book at any time and make it better. And, given my propensity to tweak, I have been doing that with LEAPFROG, the book that … Read More

Coping with Weltschmerz

As promised at the end of last week’s Weltschmerz post, this week we’re going to talk about how I’ve been coping. In short: some days are better than others. But, what consistently makes the biggest difference in my peace of … Read More

Weltschmerz

Do you remember Thirty Days to A More Powerful Vocabulary?      This tiny book was part of our curriculum in sixth grade (thank you New Jersey public schools). From a mere fifteen minutes a day, it promised, we could … Read More

A missed opportunity, subjunctively speaking

At the point where the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea meet, lies an island of 12 million people fewer than 100  miles from our Florida coast.  Yet it’s a travel destination few Americans consider. That … Read More

First World Problems: A Return

Gentle reminder: I’m out of the country, due to return in one more week. I’m posting a few of my old favorites. This one is from 2015.   First published on December 2, 2015   Last spring on a visit … Read More

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